Meta-coatings for optical breakdown Mitigation

Optical trains exploited in the various applications using the high power continuous wave lasers suffer severely from the damages due to the extremely high and non-homogeneous energy density distribution. In present project, the possibility of exploiting novel Transition metal oxide functionalized materials and meta-structures to mitigate the breakdown phenomena in these components will be investigated.

Sea Waste from Adriatic to Enhance Marine Composites

The project aims at developing an innovative class of marine composites with a significantly reduced environmental impact. These new eco-materials will be created and used for boatbuilding, especially in the production of hulls or other structural parts of little boats (<10mt). Many research groups have been working for years with the scope to replace traditional materials, fiberglass as first. However, the present work has an important uniqueness: the new material will emerge from an unconventional use of sea waste.

Dynamics and timescales of volcanic plumbing systems: a multidisciplinary approach to a multifaceted problem

Crystals in volcanic rocks preserve information about the processes that occurred in the plumbing system and during the transfer of magma to the Earth’s surface and are fundamental messengers carrying key information on the timescales of eruptive processes. In the last years, we have seen an extraordinary advancement in the development of new and progressively more sophisticated analytical and experimental equipment.

Mathematical Logic: models, sets, computability

Contemporary research in mathematical logic shows increasing interactions between Model Theory (MT), Set Theory (ST), and Computability Theory (CT), guided by inner developments which progressively found applications to larger and larger areas of mathematics. Problems originating from MT lead naturally to ST and CT questions, while the forcing method, originally developed within ST, and the tecniques of descriptive set theory find applications in MT and CT. Our project is inserted in this general setting.

Engineering coherent transport of atoms and electrons in layered structures

The central goal of this project is to identify the mechanisms behind decoherence of quasiparticle transport in layered materials and to devise successful strategies for preserving and harnessing quantum many-body correlations in real devices. We will establish a collaborative effort involving two of the most prominent platforms for quantum transport: ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices and transition-metal oxide heterostructures.